Indian shuttler Sameer Verma, in the singles match of the Denmark Open Badminton Tournament, entered the quarter-finals while registering a winning victory. Sameer beat Indonesia's Christopher Kristi 23-21, 6-21, 22-20 in one hour and 10 minutes. In the women's doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy took the seventh seed Korea pair as well and defeated Siung Chan Shin 18-21, 22-20, 21-18 in one hour and one minute to make it to the last eight, where they The top seeded Japanese pair will be from Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota.
Saina will take on eighth seed Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-finals. Saina has a career record of 6-4 against Okuhara of Seventh Ranking. But Saina has lost the last three encounters with the Japanese player. Earlier, in the first round of the men's singles, B Sai Praneeth had to be eliminated. He beat Huang Xixing of China 12-21, 21-14, 21-15 in 57 minutes in a tough fight against the Chinese. This is the first defeat of Huang in the career of 26th ranked Indian player in the world. His record is now 2-1.